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  • Lafayette Parish President candidates field questions on coal-fired plant, traffic signals

    10/05/2015 6:15:58 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 1 replies
    The Advocate ^ | October 1, 2015 | Richard Burgess
    City-parish president candidates Joel Robideaux and Dee Stanley navigated questions on coal-generated power, the disruption an elevated interstate might cause in Lafayette and whether the city has too many traffic signals — all posed at a Thursday evening forum sponsored by the local chapter of the Sierra Club. In a campaign season where the candidates have often found themselves repeatedly addressing the same issues in the string of debates and forums leading up to the Oct. 24 election, Stanley and Robideaux covered some new ground at the environmental group’s forum at the Lafayette Public Library downtown. Robideaux, a longtime state...
  • Louisiana Road Closures [29-January-2014] - Go North!

    01/29/2014 3:53:56 AM PST · by topher · 9 replies
    Louisiana DOTD ^ | 29-January-2014
    Webpage shows quite a few road problems/closures due to weather...
  • Missouri lawmakers to consider raising speed limit

    01/09/2014 11:04:57 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 2 replies
    FOX 4 News ^ | January 8, 2014 | John Pepitone
    BELTON, Mo. — As Missouri lawmakers return to Jefferson City Wednesday, one of many issues they are expected to consider is raising the state’s speed limit. Along Interstate 49 here, the speed limit is 70 miles an hour, but that could jump up to 75 if this proposal becomes law. A southwest Missouri lawmaker wants drivers in the Show-Me State to be able to go faster on rural highways. Rep. Mike Kelley from Lamar, further south on I-49, wants to raise the speed limit to 75 miles an hour on 4-lane highways away from the cities. Currently Missouri’s speed limit...
  • Naked man attacks St. Landry deputy, subdued with stun gun

    04/12/2013 4:46:25 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 8 replies
    LAFAYETTE — A state trooper, who saw a naked man struggling with a St. Landry Parish deputy in the deputy’s squad car on Interstate 49, fired his handgun and then stunned the alleged attacker with a stun gun, State Police Troop I said Thursday. State Police said Byron Simon, 22, of Ville Platte, ran naked to the deputy’s squad car, jumped inside and began struggling with the deputy, who was responding to a report about a two-vehicle wreck at about 4:20 p.m. Wednesday. State trooper Travis Gallow, who also was responding to the accident, drove up to the deputy, who...
  • Naked man responsible for wreck on Interstate 49

    12/03/2012 1:43:39 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 26 replies
    The Magnolia Reporter ^ | December 2, 2012 | The Magnolia Reporter
    A man who was driving naked has been arrested following a bizarre crash on a stretch of Interstate 49 in Shreveport, Louisiana about 1 p.m. Sunday. Shreveport police officers responded to a two-vehicle crash on Interstate 49 in which a vehicle flipped numerous times after plowing into the back of two unsuspecting motorists. Witnesses reported that a man driving a grey Mitsubishi sedan had been observed traveling northbound on I-49 at excessive speeds, when he slammed into the rear end of a Cadillac sedan occupied by Warren and Linda Windham of Shreveport. The force of the collision was such that...
  • TxDOT preps request for detailed I-69 proposals

    10/25/2006 4:24:55 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 21 replies · 591+ views
    Texarkana Gazette ^ | October 25, 2006 | Aaron Brand
    The Texas Department of Transportation should submit a request for more detailed proposals within the next couple of months to work on the Interstate 69 section of the massive Trans-Texas Corridor project. Earlier this year, two teams of private investors indicated their interest in the I-69 portion by submitting requests for qualifications: Bluebonnet Infrastructure Investors and the ZAI ACS TTC-69 Team. Bluebonnet’s equity partner is Cintra, while ZAI ACS is led by Zachry American Infrastructure and ACS Infrastructure Development. Cintra-Zachry signed a comprehensive development agreement to develop TTC-35, which would go from the Dallas area to Mexico. “We shortlisted both...
  • Q and A with Bobby Jindal

    11/11/2003 3:18:00 PM PST · by Theodore R. · 3 replies · 222+ views
    Minden, LA, Press-Herald ^ | 11-10-03 | Not given
    Gubernatorial hopeful Bobby Jindal was in Minden Friday for the sixth time during his campaign run. Prior to attending a rally in his honor at the Minden Civic Center, Jindal stopped by the Minden Press-Herald for a question and answer session. The questions address the largest areas of concern facing the state as well as criticisms about Jindal's age and other concerns voiced by those opposing the 32-year-old Republican. Question: Why do you consider yourself to be a good leader? Jindal: There are a couple of things; I think the fact that I have a proven track record of solving...
  • Jindal (R) and Blanco (D) Meet in Shreveport Debate

    10/25/2003 9:06:29 AM PDT · by Theodore R. · 1 replies · 163+ views
    Shreveport, LA, Times ^ | 10-25-03 | Not given
    <p>SHREVEPORT - Gubernatorial candidate Kathleen Blanco took her gloves off in a debate here Friday, openly criticizing what she said were failures during Bobby Jindal's terms as head of the Department of Health and Hospitals and as head of the University of Louisiana System.</p>
  • Ieyoub Touts Record, Leadership as Louisiana Gubernatorial Campaign Hits Alexandria

    09/04/2003 11:22:31 AM PDT · by Theodore R. · 202+ views
    Alexandria, LA, Daily Town Talk ^ | 09-04-03 | Sumrall, Bill
    <p>Attorney General Richard Ieyoub touted his record and leadership ability Wednesday as his gubernatorial campaign came to Alexandria.</p> <p>"We have a very strong message of bold, energetic leadership for the people of Louisiana, which is absolutely necessary, if we're going to move this state in the right direction," he said.</p>